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Any guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksavop, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. ksavop

    ksavop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have 6 week old ( roughly) chicks. We got them at ort local tractor supply and were told they were buff orpingtons, but I'm thinking they were mistaken. They were yellow as chicks but most are now turning red. any guesses?? [​IMG]
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like red sex links.
     
  3. lizzychirp

    lizzychirp New Egg

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    Yea definitely not buffs...they do look like a sex link..
     
  4. scrambled please

    scrambled please Out Of The Brooder

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    Sex link BIG egg layen girls. Sometimes I've heard them called golden buffs; sex link is not the most indearing name.
     
  5. ksavop

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    So they are hopefully all pullets ( which is how they were advertised) since they are sex linked, right??
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes, those are all red sex link pullets. As noted above, they are sometimes sold under the name of "golden buff" - is there any chance that might have been the mix up? If not, it is not uncommon for chicks to get mixed up at the retail store and end up in the wrong labeled tub or tote.
     
  7. ksavop

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    They were in a tub marked pullets. No breed was listed, so I asked. The young man said "I'm pretty sure they are buff orpingtons." Haha. I didn't really have a specific breed I wanted so I just went with it. Thanks for the feedback!!
     

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